Google Home

7.5/10 AVG.
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The Google Home is fun, functional, and should only get better with time.

- Jenny McGrath , Digital Trends 

Specs / Features


Supported Audio Formats: HE-AAC, LC-AAC+, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC with support for high-resolution streams | Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) Wi-Fi | Speaker: High excursion speaker with 2” driver + dual 2” passive radiators, Far-field voice recognition supports hands-free use | Power: Required 16.5V, 2A included | Ports & Connectors: DC power jack | Supported Operating Systems: Android 4.1 and higher, iOS 8.0 and higher

Supported Audio Formats: HE-AAC, LC-AAC+, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC with support for high-resolution streams | Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) Wi-Fi | Speaker: High excursion speaker with 2” driver + dual 2” passive radiators, Far-field voice recognition supports hands-free use | Power: Required 16.5V, 2A included | Ports & Connectors: DC power jack | Supported Operating Systems: Android 4.1 and higher, iOS 8.0 and higher

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Specification

Brand Google
Release date 4-November-2016
Weight 477 grams (16.8 ounces)

Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)


PhoneArena

Clean, functional, and beautiful

from PhoneArena
Google Home has a ton going for it. As a speaker, it's nice and loud, and not only can its music easily stretch across rooms, but its capable microphones support voice input even when it's far out of reach. The power of the Google Assistant also gives it some impressive voice-driven tools, and using it really can feel like you have your personal assistant on-call in your office... Full review
TrustedReviews

Easy setup and great design at a reasonable price point

from TrustedReviews
The Amazon Echo and Alexa maintain their crown for now, but the cheaper Google Home and the powerful Assistant have the potential to be better over time... Full review
Pocket-lint

Better looking, but not as well rounded just yet

from Pocket-lint
If you don't mind waiting for it to mature, then Home is the speaker to get (well, if you're based in the US). But if you must have one now - like, this very second - then go with Echo. Just don't get mad at us when Google Home is just as good (and still cheaper) down the road... Full review
Android Police

An all-voice interface

from Android Police
Would I recommend Google Home? This isn't like a normal phone review where you already know you're going to buy a phone and what you're getting with it. Like any relatively new category or product, you have to decide for yourself if it's possible to derive enough value from it for your money. First, ask if this is even a product you'll need or use. It's not right for everybody... Full review
Digital Trends

Answers questions and follow-ups fairly well

from Digital Trends
Should you buy it? Yes. If you have a Chromecast, the Google Home is the clear choice over an Alexa device, but if you’re looking for a voice-controlled speaker with a smart assistant, they’re both pretty good options, and it comes down to personal preference. At the moment, Alexa wins on personality and skills, but the Home has the upper hand when it comes to knowing your routine and understanding you and your questions... Full review
Gizmodo

Smaller and more unobtrusive

from Gizmodo
One day the Google Home will be the smartest and most user friendly computer in your home, but until then, it's just an upgrade to the Amazon Echo. If you want to make like Kirk and Picard and have your own nebulous robot assistant, then right now Google Home is the right choice... Full review
Wareable

Smart home, meet smart speaker

from Wareable
Just like Amazon Echo's initial release, Google Home shows a lot of promise and will need more time to deliver. For a Google product, you'd think there would be more integration with its own ecosystem, but so far it's been limited. That said, we're confident Google is going to flood Home with plenty of features within the next couple of months, making the $129 price point completely worth it. Right now, it's just another attractive piece of home decor... Full review
Android Authority

Discrete design, incredible audio quality

from Android Authority

From its warm and inviting design, to its astounding immersive audio quality, Google Home is a pleasant complement to the home. While it’s not entirely integrated with Google’s ecosystem yet, you know that it won’t be long before it can do additional functions – such as read your last text message, scour old emails for reference, and even behave more like a human with some of its responses. Obviously, if you’re the kind of person that religiously uses voice assistant services, Google Home is a no-brainer complement to how we live and interact with our devices i... Full review

TechRadar

Simply a smart novelty

from TechRadar
Both wildly intelligent and supremely versatile in the ways in which it can be used, Google Home is farther along in its first week than Amazon Echo was in its first six months. It still has a ways to go to catch up – starting, perhaps, with better integration with Google’s own services – but it has real potential to one day be the smart home command center Google wants it to be... Full review
Computerworld

Extends the company's reach to casual conversation

from Computerworld
With Google Home, Google wants to make it convenient for you to ask it for stuff as casually as asking the air. Whether you're comfortable with that -- or whether it's inevitable regardless of your comfort level -- is for you to decide... Full review

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